Hatch players, coach chosen for Classic

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 9, 2008

Staff and Wire report

R.C. Hatch players Frankie Sullivan and Nicholas Johnson and coach Homer Davis will represent Alabama in a game against some of the best Mississippi has to offer.

Twenty-four of Alabama’s top senior high school basketball players have been selected to represent the state in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic basketball doubleheader at Pelham Civic Complex, Thursday night, March 20.

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Named to head the Alabama All-Star boys’ team were St. Jude coach William Brown and Davis. Administrative coach is Jamie Lee of Decatur. Brown guided St. Jude (27-7) to the Class 1A state title – the Pirates’ second in three years. Davis guided R.C. Hatch (28-1) to the school’s 10th state crown this season and the Bobcats’ third in a row.

Boys players chosen are seniors. Selected to the Alabama team was: Wayne Dedrick, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; Ralph Eason, Butler; Xavier Gibson, Northview; JaMychal Green, St. Jude; Ricardo Hall, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; Nicholas Johnson, R.C. Hatch; Ronald Nored, Homewood; Cedric Peebles, Bullock County; Cory Smith, Pleasant Grove; Andrew Steele, John Carroll Catholic; Frankie Sullivan, R.C. Hatch; Nick Williams, LeFlore.